26 July, 2021

GULZAR

On the success of his offbeat ‘masala’ film ‘Hu Tu Tu’ that makes a political statement

GULZAR
outlookindia.com
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Are you happy with the reaction to Hu Tu Tu ?
It has been satisfactory. People have reacted and that is because they have identified with the content.

Has the film managed to connect, given the success and trend of feel- good cinema?
With the way our politicians are now, I expected a good reaction. The film has a feel- good factor. The central message is that if there's oppression, there'll be rebellion.

Is the film your comment on the degradation of Indian politics?
I think it's natural for an artiste to express his anguish in any form possible.

Is politician bashing a new formula then?
Escapist cinema has reached saturation. There should be more responsibility from film makers, more purposeful cinema. Not just on politics but anything that affects India.

Are Indian audiences maturing to accept such political statements in film?
Going by the percentage of popular cinema which is flopping, there does seem to be change in the audience. I feel they'd like to see a bit of reality every now and...

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